Lorry over­turns in Sindle­sham

The Wokingham Paper - - FRONT PAGE - By TONY JOHN­SON news@wok­ing­ham­pa­per.co.uk

QUICK think­ing on the part of an HGV driver pre­vented tragedy yes­ter­day.

The driver, who has asked not to be named, said he was driv­ing south along Mole Road, be­tween Park­corner Lane and the for­mer Bear­wood Rid­ing Cen­tre when the ac­ci­dent oc­curred just be­fore 9am.

He said that By tak­ing ac­tion to avoid an on­com­ing car which was partly on his side of the road, the HGV moved to the left such that the wheels left the car­riage­way.

En­coun­ter­ing a dip then a hump, the HGV was rolled onto its side and came to a stop some 50 yards fur­ther on. The sec­ond on­com­ing driver man­aged to avoid a col­li­sion by tak­ing ac­tion that put their ve­hi­cle off the road and on its side.

Nei­ther driver was se­ri­ously in­jured in this in­ci­dent, which was at­tended by Thames Val­ley Po­lice and a TRL Col­li­sion In­ves­ti­ga­tion unit.

Work­men from Bal­four Beatty work­ing on resurfacing Mill Lane as­sisted with clear­ing up and Mole

Road was re­opened to through traf­fic at mid­day yes­ter­day.

A spokesper­son for South Cen­tral Ambulance Ser­vice said: “We were called at 8.43am on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 31, with the caller re­port­ing a lorry hav­ing tipped over on to it side on Mole Road, knock­ing a car on to its side in the process.

“An ambulance was at the scene and the crew have re­ported that both driv­ers have for­tu­nately only sus­tained mi­nor in­juries.”

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